Calico Hutch Events


Joyce's Club | First Saturday each month @ 9:30 am

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Join Joyce and be a part of the group who want to celebrate Christmas all year round. With the help of Lori Holt's Vintage Christmas book, Joyce will keep you on track, completing five blocks per month and finishing up by Christmas.

Joyce also frequently features new quilt projects shown first exclusively to group members. Each month receive a free fat quarters for bringing a recent show-and-tell project or treats to share with the group. Receive 20% off any store purchases on meeting days. Only $10 for the year meeting the first Saturday of the month at 9:30 AM; Sept. 7, Oct. 5, November 2 and December 7. Join Joyce Erstad as she brings you back to a simpler time with Vintage Christmas and other fun projects during the year.

Clothesline Club 2019 | First Tuesday of the month @ 2:30 & 5:30 pm

Come join the Clothesline Club as we start off the year with a 30's reproduction era quilt, Fabulous Fifty by Glad Creations. Close your eyes and picture the Fabulous Fifty quilt all done up in 30's fabrics. So fun and happy.

Each month Clothesline Club leader, Donnarae Davis, shows new techniques, tools and new products arriving at the shop. Mark your cal-endars for the first Tuesday of the month at 2:30 or 5:30 PM, October 1, November 5 and December 3. Your $10 yearly membership entitles you to food, fun and a 20% discount on purchases made the day of club meetings. We have attendance drawings for door prizes, free fat quarters for a recent project show-and-tell item or for sharing treats with club members. Clothesline Club is a great time to meet new friends and share special quilting tips and tricks, and enjoy fellowship with a fantastic group.  

Stitcher's Club | Third Friday of each month @ 10 am

Join the Stitchers' Club meeting the third Friday of the month at 10 AM, September 20, October 18, November 15 and December 20. The 2019 project is "Mrs. Miller's Apprentice" shown left by Pam Buda. Kits and patterns are available in now.

Charlotte (Charlie) Hoerth will keep you informed of what is up-and-coming in the quilting world. Have fun with your friends and check out the great benefits available only to the Stitchers' Club, 20% off all merchandise purchased the day of club meeting, attendance drawings, free fat quarters for recent project show-and-tell items or sharing treats with the members. Come and visit, enjoy show-and-tell that day and see what other exciting things the group is planning for 2019.

Civil Warriors Club | Fourth Wednesday of the month @ 6 pm

Purchase any of the Civil War block-of-the-month kits including "Conestoga Crossings," "Mrs. Miller's Apprentice" or the latest "The Circa 1880 Club" (shown left), and you are a member of the "Civil Warriors." The Warriors meet the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 PM upcoming dates of October 23, (TUESDAY) November 26, (third Wednesday) December 18. Earn free fat quarters for completed blocks and find encouragement from the Warriors club members while you learn special tips to help you complete your projects.

Bonnie showcases civil war projects, related history information and guides you through the journey of making your very own Civil War Commemorative quilt.

Kindred Spirits Club 2019/2020 

Kindred Spirit meets the 4th Wednesday monthly at 5:30 PM, October 23, (TUESDAY) November 26, (third Wednesday) December 18. October starts a brand new collection of fabric “Making Memories” and it’s six project designs. Fabrics are from the Kindred Spirits line designed by Jill Shaulis of Yellow Creek Designs and will be an exact match to the samples. 

Pick and choose which of the six projects you want or sign up to do all of them. Kits will be ready for you to pick up each monthly meeting. Call 507-377-1163 to sign up.


Speedy Needle Embroidery Club | Second Saturday @ 10 am

The Calico Hutch invites you to join the Speedy Needle Embroidery Club, organized especially for embroidery enthusiasts everywhere. Janet Hintermeister and Jessica Steinbach will share ideas and embroidery techniques and answer questions you may have about the embroidery process. Each month they give away door prizes, show new techniques and products and keep you up to date on the latest in embroidery. The Speedy Needle Embroidery Club meets on the second Saturday of the month at 10 AM including September 14, October 12, November 9 and December 14. Cost is only $10 for the year and includes a 20% discount toward purchases the morning of meetings.



"Honolulu Lulu" Quilt Retreat - February 2020

Friday - Sunday | February 7, 8, & 9 $139

Add Thursday, February 6 for only $35

"Surf along with Jan & Dean on the Honolulu beaches of Hawaii"

"There's No Place Like Gnome" Retreat Spring 2020

Friday - Sunday | March 27, 28 & 29, only $139
Add Thursday, March 26 to the first weekend for only $35

Caboose Retreat | March 30, 31 & April 1, only $138
Add Thursday, April 2 to the Caboose for only $35

Friday - Sunday | April 3, 4 & 5 only $137
Add Monday, April 6 to the second weekend for only $35

"Santa's Workshop - The Sequel" Retreat 2019

Friday - Sunday | Nov 8, 9 & 10 - $137
Add Thursday, November 7 to the weekend for only $35

Friday - Sunday | Nov 15, 16 & 17—$139
Add Thursday, November 14 to the second weekend for only $35
Add Monday, November 18 to the second weekend for only $35

PLUS Caboose Retreat | $ 138 November 11, 12 & 13


Retreats are held at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Austin, Minn. It's three or four fun-filled days of quilting with friends plus... free demos, massage therapists, Holiday Inn special room rates, 4 or 5 meals, show and tell, door prizes, games and demos.

Call today to reserve your spot. 507.377.1163


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Block of the Month

2019 Block of the Month

finished size 95 x 105

Block of the Month meets the third Saturday (8:30–9AM) or the third Tuesday (4:30 -6PM). The $20 enrollment includes your January block as well as the “Arabesque” booklet pattern for the month’s blocks and the year-end finishing pattern. Receive each block of the twelve blocks FREE when you bring in your completed block from the prior month and attend a brief presentation. If you cannot attend either presentation or do not finish your block, you pay only $5 (including tax), for your next block. Meet new friends, enjoy special sale items available only to block of the month participants, learn new piecing techniques and discover what is new and exciting in the world of quilting.  Sign up now before it fills.  All three quilts will be done for December Block of the Month. No curved piecing but a beautiful new look.  

Kansas Troubles

Bus Trips

The Great Fall Escape Bus Trip

Cookie Exchange Espress Bus Trip




Guest Teachers



Retreat Center

Czech Inn Bed & Breakfast and Quilter's Retreat Center 19158 800th Ave | Hayward, MN | just 2 miles SW of Calico Hutch Our accommodations offer the best of both worlds; new construction with old world charm.

Our Mission Style home is furnished with antiques and up-to-date comfort. We are situated in a beautiful country setting; perfect for watching sunrises, sunsets, and a variety of wild animals.


Retreaters will enjoy the large craft/meeting room with a fully equipped kitchen and 47" HDTV in the sitting area. There is a large patio area for dining, relaxing, and soaking up sun. Large windows and "natural light" are a bonus for crafters. All our spacious guestrooms feature private baths.

To make your reservations call 507.373.2477 or email at or visit their website @